METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have cut Junior Galette, who has been among their top pass-rushers the past two seasons and last year signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension.
Galette's agent, Alvin Keels Jr., says his client has been informed he'll be released after he undergoes a physical. Keels says Galette is motivated to return to the NFL soon.
Galette's 10 sacks led the Saints last season. His 12 sacks ranked second on the club in 2013. However, he also has dealt with off-the-field trouble.
He was arrested in January after an alleged domestic dispute. Charges were dropped, but the incident remains under review by the NFL. The league also is reviewing a video which shows a man resembling Galette in an altercation on a beach.
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